Etc. -- Camfield-Anderson-Holmes' 1903 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 3 obituary in 24 Dec 1903 Waterford Star
[Paragraph breaks inserted by the transcriber, the source being a single paragraph.]

Death of Mrs. William Holmes

Died on Thursday, 17 Dec 1903, at the residence of her son-in-law, Henry Snively, St. Thomas: Mrs. Wm. Holmes of Selkirk, aged 74 years, 9 months and 22 days.

Mrs. Holmes, the third daughter of the late Rev. Ziba Wm. Camfield and Nancy Beal, was born in Boston, Norfolk County, 25 Feb 1829. She was united in marriage to Charles Anderson of Haldimand County, 16 Mar 1852. Mr. Anderson died in 1865. She was again married to William Holmes of Selkirk, 29 Dec 1870, He predeceased her some 10 years ago.

She was converted and united with the Boston Baptist church under the ministry of Rev. Shook McConnell in 1848. She was an earnest and devoted christian and during the later years an ardent, enthusiastic, and energetic worker in the cause of Missions.

For about six months she had been confined to her bed enduring much suffering with great patience and Christian resignation.

The funeral took place at Selkirk on Saturday, 19 Dec 1919, services conducted in the Baptist church by Rev. T. Murdoch assisted by her late pastor, Rev. D. Bovington of St. Thomas. The pall-bearers were her six grandsons, Messrs. N. Smith, Ivan, Cecil, William, Elmo and Blake Holmes. A pillow of flowers with "Mother" inscribed upon it and a wreath with "Grandma" lay upon the casket.

She leaves a son, M. Anderson of Austin, Iowa, and a daughter, Mrs. Henry Snively of St. Thomas; three sisters, Mrs. James A. Townsend, Mrs. Ansel Smith of Belding, Mich.; Mrs. W. W. Pegg of Round Plains; and six brothers, Bradford and William Camfield of Benton Harbor, Michigan; Algernon and Delos Camfield of Bedding, Mich.; James T. Camfield of Windham Centre, and Salem H. Camfield of Cornell, besides a large circle of other relatives and friends to mourn her decease.

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